Vernon is preparing for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017

Vernon is preparing for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017

Vernon targets funds for major celebrations

A total of $10,000 each will go to Canada's 150th birthday and Vernon's 125th anniversary in 2017

Vernon is ready to party.

City council voted Monday to spend $10,000 on Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017 as well as Vernon’s 125th anniversary of incorporation.

“I want to see us do something,” said Coun. Catherine Lord.

The $10,000 for the 150th celebration will be in addition to the annual grant for Canada Day festivities.

“I really want local organizations to apply for funding,” said Lord.

There are no definite plans for the city’s 125th anniversary in 2017.

“We need a committee so we know what we’re doing,” said Lord.

“I want to see us do something to celebrate.”